Who: Herman Dune
Seven-word description: Highly emotive and quirky anti-folk from Paris.
Should appeal to fans of: Kimya Dawson, Jonathan Richman, Hamell on Trial
Wait, hasn't Herman Dune been around for like 10 years? Yes, but this might be the year the Parisian duo finally expands its following Stateside. Herman Dune played a well-received set at SXSW in March, has toured with Juno soundtrack star Kimya Dawson and today released the bouncy, poignant, folky, poppy, excellent 5-song EP 1-2-3/Apple Tree.
Breakout CD: 1-2-3/Apple Tree
Release date/label: June 24/Everloving
Listen/watch official video: "1-2-3/Apple Tree"